In second grade, the average amount of time for homework is twenty minutes a night. At the end of the day, students will write their homework in their assignment book. Please review their assignment book on a nightly basis.
Homework is given nightly (Monday-Thursday) and usually consists of a page in Language Art and/or Math. Spelling tests are usually given on Fridays with new words assigned on Mondays. Once a week spelling homework is assigned but it is encouraged that your child practices their spelling words more than once a week. Homework is meant to reinforce concepts learned in class. If you find that your child is struggling with homework or it is taking longer than twenty minutes to complete their homework, please let me know.
In addition to homework, students should be reading throughout the week at least 15-20 minutes a night. (Need book suggestions? Just ask!) Occasionally challenge homework may be given on Fridays and due Monday. Projects such as book reports may be assigned on Fridays but never due the following Monday!
Please support your child when doing homework at night. This reinforces to your child that homework is important in school and should be completed. If you have any questions about homework, feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) at any time.
Some additional things to remember about homework….
- Encourage your child to read all the directions before starting.
- Please have your child complete their homework with a pencil (unless the directions specify to color).
- Homework is meant to teach responsibility and not be a major challenge for your child to complete and should not take a long time. If you find that he/she is struggling with the work or getting overly frustrated, please stop the activity. I just ask that you let me know so we can work on that skill together at school.